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molly
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup brown sugar twin
5 tbsps. butter
? cup chopped walnuts or pecans
8 ozs. softened cream cheese
? cup splenda
? cup pumpkin
2 eggs, slightly beaten
? tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix flour and brown sugar twin in bowl and cut in butter till crumbly.
Add nuts and set aside ? of the crumb mixture.
Press remaining crumb mixture into an 8 x 8 x 2" pan.
Bake at 350? for 15 minutes.
Cool slightly.

Mix remaining ingredients till smooth and pour over crust.
Sprinkle with reserved topping.
Bake 30-35 minutes more.
Jessicaaa
Sorry I am new at this, but what is "brown sugar twin"??? unsure.gif
molly
Jessica,

Sugar Twin is a sugar Substitute. It comes in regular (like white sugar) and Brown (like Brown Sugar)

molly
CRYSTAL
QUOTE (molly @ Oct 2 2005, 08:41 AM)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup brown sugar twin
5 tbsps. butter
? cup chopped walnuts or pecans
8 ozs. softened cream cheese
? cup splenda
? cup pumpkin
2 eggs, slightly beaten
? tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix flour and brown sugar twin in bowl and cut in butter till crumbly.
Add nuts and set aside ? of the crumb mixture.
Press remaining crumb mixture into an 8 x 8 x 2" pan.
Bake at 350? for 15 minutes.
Cool slightly.

Mix remaining ingredients till smooth and pour over crust.
Sprinkle with reserved topping.
Bake 30-35 minutes more.
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Molly in this recipe what kind of cream cheese do you use? regular, low fat or
nonfat? Thanks in advance Crystal
molly
Crystal,

I prefer to not use no fat/low fat products as I feel they are too processed and often have other ingredients added to them. Also they don't always behave the same way in baking as the real thing.

One way to get around the higher fat in cream cheese is to use Neufchatel Cheese. It has the same consistency but 1/3 less fat than regular cream cheese and it's real cheese.

You'll find it in the store next to the cream cheese.

Hope this helps!
molly smile.gif
CRYSTAL
Thanks Molly, I have found that some nonfat cottage cheese, etc... do have more sugar listed than the regular does in the ingredient lists. Crystal
redfuzzycow
There's such a thing as whole wheat pastry flour? Yay!
easyecm
Red,
Yes there is.
If it is not in your grocery store, then your local health food store will have it.
redfuzzycow
Now here's a question...is vanilla extract really legal? I happened to look at the ingredients...and it has corn syrup in it. At least mine does, and I've got both imitation and pure vanilla extract in my pantry.
easyecm
"Pure" extract has no corn syrup.

It is an extract of vanila, only.
easyecm
"Pure" extract has no corn syrup.

It is an extract of vanila, only.
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